Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) In animation, the next best thing to a grand vision is crack comic timing. The third chapter in the saga of Alex the lion (Ben… 2012-06-08 PG PT83M Animation Chris Rock Ben Stiller Paramount Pictures
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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

MPAA Rating: PG
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock, left) is safe in the arms of Vitaly the Tiger (Bryan Cranston, right)
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MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock, left) is safe in the arms of Vitaly the Tiger (Bryan Cranston, right)

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Details Release Date: Jun 08, 2012; Rated: PG; Length: 83 Minutes; Genre: Animation; With: Chris Rock and Ben Stiller; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

In animation, the next best thing to a grand vision is crack comic timing. The third chapter in the saga of Alex the lion (Ben Stiller) and his Central Park Zoo pals — now nostalgic for New York after their foray into Africa — has timing up the wazoo. It's there in a (literally) over-the-top chase through the skies of Monte Carlo, in the grouchy fun of a troupe of Euro circus animals our heroes hook up with, and in bits like Marty the zebra (Chris Rock) singing a circus jingle inspired by his psychedelic Afro wig. The story in Madagascar 3 is functional, but the antically civilized spirit is infectious. B+

Originally posted Jun 06, 2012 Published in issue #1211 Jun 15, 2012 Order article reprints
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